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Habanero sugar was the spark that reignited the fire.
Sugar with a fiery kick, the sweet sugar dissolves into fiery heat as if the flavors were dancing a torrid flamenco on my tongue. What a brilliant combination! Why hadn’t I thought of this??
Some obsessions turn into long slow love affairs, and I think that’s what is going on with me and maple syrup.Read More
No sooner had the words passed our lips when the Shock and Awe antipasto begins….gorgeous grilled prawns are set down in front of us. As we all start to politely pass the plate around, the stuffed mussels arrive, then the octopus salad, the seppia salad, the raw gamberoni, the incredible stuffed mussels, the mussels in red sauce….and now the waiter is encouraging us to eat faster so he can bring out more plates. We literally had the entire Adriatic in front of us. And it was all fantastic…fresh, clean, amazing, flavorful. By this time, we’re all giddy with abundance when the waitress comes over and asks if we’d like maybe a little pasta to fill out the meal. I confess, I caved and said, NO MORE…but I was outvoted and a double portion of the most fragrant and delicious pasta made with sea urchin sauce comes out. We finished it.Read More
Best risotto ever How can I write a risotto recipe that starts with “Roast 1 flock of chickens? Reserve juices.”??
I recently had to roast a lot of chickens, actually an entire flock of them, and as they cooled, there was all this lovely chicken juice in the bottom of the pans. I put it all in a container, not really sure what I would do with it, but certainly not letting it go to waste.Read More
Roast Chicken Leg over Belgian Endive Salad. It’s a one plate wonder.
Some days you want to putter in the kitchen, some days its about making dinner in the least amount of time with the least amount of fuss, but still good enough that it’s a reward at the end of the day. Know what I mean?
You know the feeling when you put on a pair of shoes that you haven’t worn in awhile, maybe a pair of last year’s sandals, and your toes fit comfortably back into the grooves of the sole? That’s what returning to our Italian life is like. We’ve shed our NYC skin and slipped back into…Read More
So, is it true? Are people returning to their kitchens to cook for themselves because of the recession? That’s what everyone is predicting, but who knows? However, it did get me thinking….I get a regular stream of e-mails asking me questions about basic stuff, so that’s why I’m introducing JudeFood Kitchen Rules. My sister-in-law and…Read More